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take this tiger by the tail

Posted on: July 3rd 2015

I’ve got a question for you today:

If, as you likely know by now, you are 90% bacteria and 10% human, just who (or what) are you feeding when you sit down to your morning meal?

Honestly, it’s not a trick question. And if you think about it with that data in mind (shall I say it again? 90% bacteria and 10% human), I believe you know the answer.

Yet bacteria aren’t just good or bad. As Michael Pollan stated in a 2013 NY Times Magazine article called ‘Some of My Best Friends are Germs':

These bacteria, which number around 100 trillion, are living (and dying) right now on the surface of my skin, on my tongue and deep in the coils of my intestines, where the largest contingent of them will be found, a pound or two of microbes together forming a vast, largely uncharted interior wilderness that scientists are just beginning to map.

And while we’re still learning more each day (mapping what’s going on with those microbes and how they influence our states of health and illness, from gut to brain and immunity to pain), it is time for each one of us to take this tiger by the tail.

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